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for the klu klux klan in the republican party. we gotta pay attention to what's being said. everybody else in the world is paying attention. senator bernie sanders fired at trump on twitter...calling him a "hatemonger" who refuses to condemn the kkk. there are about a dozen contests on super tuesday. ted cruz: please come out and vote! texas senator ted cruz is counting on his home state to give him a badly needed boost. texas is the biggest prize. republicans are competing for more than 150 delegates while more than 200 are up for grabs on the democratic side. voters here are concerned about jobs and the economy. i guess i'm what you call the middle class and we take all the bumps. no one is expected to clinch a nomination tuesday . but if the polls are accurate, clinton and trump could pick up enough delegates to make them unstoppable. omar villafranca, channel 2 news. on super tuesday, voters will choose nearly half the required
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the republican nomination and more than a third democratic nomination. "now here's mike alger's first look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" while it may take until the end of the weekend, there are some signs that a more active storm pattern will return to the region. in the short term, the west coast ridge of high pressure will continue to keep us warm and dry, nudging storms too far to the north to give us much chance of getting any water out of them. high temperatures will rise to near 70 degrees tuesday and wednesday before falling back to the low 60s on thursday. late saturday, the ridge finally
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of what could be several storms to move into the region, with valley rain a decent possibility, but mountain rain and snow almost a sure bet on sunday. thanks mike. local workers staged a protest today out at the tesla gigafactory site east of reno. organizers say about 300 protesters walked off the build site... in protest of the company hiring employees from outside of nevada. russell: "we would have hoped that there was a little better protection for local workers when this went through the legislature. what they ended up getting was 50 percent local workforce on the job. we don't think that's enough." senate bill one from the 2014 special session... requires that tesla hire half of its workers
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argue... that there are nevada workers available... and tesla should up the percentage. they say tesla hires from other states... in order to save money. we reached out to tesla for a response... and a spokesperson sent us a statement saying in part quote: "in reality, more than 50% of the workers used by this contractor and more than 75% of the entire gigafactory workforce are nevada residents, demonstrating the project's strong commitment to nevada." end quote. the tesla spokesperson went on to say that-- tesla hires the best vendors and suppliers for the job, based on factors of quality, schedule, cost, reliability and reputation. turning to the crime beat.. reno police have a suspect in custody after an overnight shooting at siri's casino in downtown reno. just before midnight last night, the reno police department responded to shots fired inside the siri's casino at 241 north virginia street in the heart of downtown reno. police have identified the suspect as 38 year old kiley
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open murder and police say he did not run from the crime scene or resist arrest. was compliant with officers, he was pointed out as the shooter, he was taken into custody at that time and taken down to the main police station." the victim was an off duty employee of siri's casino. police have determined there was a physical and verbal dispute between the two men. when the victim tried to walk away... police say grayson pulled out a gun and shot the man in the chest. the name of the victim has not yet been released. today during a training exercise at sugar bowl.. a search team recovered the body of a missing ski instructor. carson may disappeared last month-- after going out alone during whiteout conditions... today, his body was found in deep snow. amanda ketchledge joins us live in the newsroom with more... amanda? well ari, deputies say carson mays' cell phone was in his jacket pocket the whole time.. and the phone was in a waterproof case. but when the
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out of luck. today our affiliate in sacramento got the opportunity to speak with mays' father.. who says he's sharing his story--in hopes of changing future search and rescues. mike may: "when you find a body it's pretty hard to deny that it mike may: "when you find a body cell phone so i think new under five feet of snow...the same location where may's cell phone "pinged" before the battery ran out. that's why may wants privacy laws suspended during search and rescues. he wants to see investigators use stingray surveillance.... a controversial phone tracker technology used in fbi or missing persons investigations. with it, crews could locate a phone's exact location with stingray or portable cell phone towers. may says he's emotionally scarred from losing his son, but he's on a mission to make change. mike may: "there's an open wound
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the may family will hold a public memorial for carson in april-- just a couple days after his birthday. he would have turned 24 years old. covering the story, amanda ketchledge, channel 2 news. and the placer county sheriff's office has identified a woman who died after an accident at the resort over the weekend. firefighters and ski patrol responded just after 1-30 on saturday afternoon on a report of an injured skier. there they found 62-year-old elizabeth danel of olympic valley unconcious, and she later passed away. while her exact cause of death is still being investigated, firefighter say she appears to have been hurt after hitting a tree. coming up - after the homeless overflow shelter was vandalized... the city of reno is working on leasing a new location. why it's crucial to get the new
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catholic charities of northern nevada is providing fresh produce for low income families.. with the ground breaking of six new hoop houses today. peter; "this is gonna be a huge addition in terms of the quality and the nutritious value of the food that they're getting. the vitamins - coming fresh out of the ground" catholic charities officials say... when struggling with a tight budget or homelessness, pricey fruits and vegetables are first to be eliminated. now hundreds of clients will get that nutrition every day at st vincent's dining room, and the pantry... as well as through the meals on wheels program. the new program expects to have its first harvest available this spring. last week, we told you how the homeless overflow shelter was forced to close because of vadalism. since then, the city of reno has been working on leasing a new location. the new building isn't ready yet, so people have been spending the night at the tables inside the warming room at the volunteers of america shelter. sandy isham, development and community relations officer for volunteers of america: "we are literally just trying to make
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and don't freeze to death, during our winter, cold nights." the city and the v-o-a both say it's crucial to get a new overflow shelter up and running, because it prevents people from being in the cold when the regular shelters fill up. the ideal space would be able to fit 120 beds for the homeless to sleep. the city is hoping to have the new overflow shelter open by the end of this week. today the knitting factory announced it has closed its venue in downtown reno... and it will be reopening under a new name. the operators of the rockbar theatre- who ran a concert venue in san jose- will transition into the knitting factory space. they expect to renovate and re- brand the venue as a concert house, casino and restaurant. the knitting factory wants to thank music fans throughout the reno area for their support over the past 7 years. still to come on channel 2 news at 11 - the pentagon says u-s forces will be doing even more to help fight isis in iraq. the
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mike will have a look at your forecast after the break.... but first - although this month has given us plenty of sunshine and warm weather, that's not good good news for our snowpack. we'll bring you the numbers and what they mean, next. "this is channel 2 news at 11, northern nevada's number one newscast, with arianna bennett, landon miller, sports with garrett dearborn and mike
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let your eyes decide. flonase. 6>1 changes everything. february was a warm, dry month -- and the lack of precipitation has brought our snowpack levels down from where they were four weeks ago. that's when the snowpack was 25 percent above normal. now it's four percent below average. snow scraping the sierra only got about 30 percent of its normal precipitation this year -- and experts say the lack of rain and snow is disappointing. february is traditionally one of our wettest months of the year. chad "it's definitely
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abnormal. even in some of the biggest years we've had, we've had extreme periods in the middle with dry spells." despite the dry month -- there is still about 31 inches of water content in the snow. an average winter usually provides 37 inches of water -- so a few march storms could get us back to normal levels. jeff "even after a pretty dry month, we're still sitting at near normal conditions, which is way better than we've had the last four years." experts say an ideal runoff would begin in april -- with sustained snowmelt to keep the water from soaking into the ground. "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" while it may take until the end
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signs that a more active storm pattern will return to the region. in the short term, the west coast ridge of high pressure will continue to keep us warm and dry, nudging storms too far to the north to give us much chance of getting any water out
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rise to near 70 degrees tuesday and wednesday before falling back to the low 60s on thursday. late saturday, the ridge finally breaks down to allow the first of what could be several storms to move into the region, with valley rain a decent possibility, but mountain rain
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of the weekend, there are some signs that a more active storm pattern will return to the region. in the short term, the west coast ridge of high pressure will continue to keep us warm and dry, nudging storms too far to the north to give us much chance of getting any water out of them. high temperatures will breaks down to allow the first of what could be several storms to move into the region, with valley rain a decent possibility, but mountain rain and snow almost a sure bet on sunday.
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after the break - an influential cardinal discussed the catholic church's history of abuse today.. while testifying before australian lawmakers... what he
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looking around the world.. one of pope francis' top advisers says the catholic church has quote "made enormous mistakes" in allowing thousands of children to be abused over centuries. australian cardinal george pell testified via video-link in rome - as part of an australian inquiry into child sex abuse. he told commissioners in sydney it's a scandal that the catholic church allowed thousands of children to suffer abuse at the hands of priests. cardinal george pell/vatican treasurer: "the church in many places, certainly in australia, has mucked things up, has let people down. i'm not here to defend the indefensible." pell acknowledged he had heard an australian catholic school
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students 'might' be involved in what was called "pedophilia activity" in the 1970's, but had no idea how rampant clergy abuse was at the time. pell, who is pope francis' top financial adviser, had a private audience with the pope after he testified. the pentagon says u-s forces are likely to do more to help iraq retake mosul from the islamic state. ash carter/defense secretary: "we're bombing isil's banks, as well as oil wells they've taken over, or coerced others into operating on their behalf. we're also using cyber tools to disrupt isil's ability to operate and communicate." defense secretary ash carter mentioned providing more logistics support for iraqi combat forces. he also discussed putting up temporary bridges that allow iraqi assault forces to move into the city. the temporary ceasefire in syria seems to be holding up. fighting has slowed down dramatically -- but a monitoring group says there have been airstrikes since the ceasefire began friday. it's unclear who was behind the attacks. nato is also concerned
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military buildup in the country. a little closer to home... a police department in a washington suburb - and people all around the country, - are mourning an officer who was killed during her first day on the job. jeff pegues has the story of a young woman who dedicated-- and ultimately lost her life protecting others. 1:25 trt1:42 28-year-old ashley guindon was a decorated marine corps reservist who was just beginning a new career as a police officer. but her first day in uniform would be her last. "shots have been fired." on saturday night she and two other officers were responding to a domestic violence call at this home. as the officers approached the front, door, they were shot. "three officers shot. shots fired." guindon was rushed to the hospital where she was pronouced dead a few hours later. the two other officers are
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32-year-old ronald hamilton opened fire on the officers with a rifle. hamilton - a staff sergeant in the us army, is also accused of killling his wife - crystal hamilton - in the home. the couple's 11 year old son managed to run to safety. according to the army, hamilton worked in "i-t" at the pentagon for the joint staff support center -- he joined the army in 2002 and served in iraq for two tours. prosecutors say hamilton had a previous run in with the law, but would not release details. prince william county prosecutor paul ebert. i've said it---sad, sad, sad. and it's an example of an officer's worst nightmare. officer guindon grew up in merrimack new hampshire. in her 2005 high school yearbook she wrote "live for something rather than die for nothing" jeff pegues, cbs news
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today at the white house.. president obama awarded a u-s navy seal the medal of honor. u-s senior chief special warfare operator edward byers is only the fifth navy seal to receive the award. but byers was quick to share the praise with his teammates. byers: "as i turn my attention to my teammates. the important thing i want to say here is that everything we do is as a team. if it wasn't for that team i wouldn't be standing here today." back in 2012, byers helped with the rescue of an american civilian being held hostage by taliban insurgents in afghanistan. the pentagon says he used hand-to-hand combat with multiple assailants, and used his own body to shield the hostage. but the rescue also resulted in the death of a member of the navy's special warfare development group, also known as seal team six. byers performed cpr on his teammate for 40 minutes in an
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there are two games left in the wolf pack's regular season and next up boise state... i'm dallas colodny and hear from the
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"now, here's sports director garrett dearborn, with channel 2 sports" the wolf pack men locked down a first round bye to the mountain west tournament with that overtime win on colorado state sunday. as for marqueze coleman, he did not play in the win and head coach eric musselman says hes still day to day with that ankle sprain. meaning the pack could be without it's leading scorer in wednesday's rematch with boise state. and as dallas colodny explains it's a battle for the 3- spot in the conference standings.... back on january 13th the wolf pack came lost to boise state 74-67... but since then... the silver and
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prepare for wednesdays rematch the guys say they are a much better team then they were a month and half ago. " we are significantly better and that is all due to hardwork from the coaching staff down and it is great and we see the results and that is the best part and that motivates us to work even harder." "since that loss we have grown we are probably at our peak but we are going to keep on going up. they say at the end of the season you want to be playing your best basketball and i feel like we are playing our best basketball right now. " so the game against the broncos will be the final road game of the regular season for the nevada wolf pack and quite literally the guys are taking to the road... they are chartering a bus from here at the lawlor events center and driving 423 miles to the taco bell center in boise idaho. " i guess so we are bussing to boise since we seem to do so well on bus trips so we aren't even going to fly we are just going to get on the bus and roll with it." "having 10-12 hour bus
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and you don't want to take that long of a bus ride after a loss so we make sure we win those games." "no matter how we get there we have the same goal if we bus, train or travel. our goal is to go there and win." so the winner of the nevada... boise state game will take control of third place in the mountain west. dallas colodny channel 2 sports. as for the mountain west standings with just one week left... san diego state has already clinched the regular season title... fresno state currently in second... while nevada and boise state are tied in third.. new mexico is 5th and unlv in 6th. bottom half of the conference has colorado state, utah state, wyoming, air force, and san jose state in the cellar. nevada is at boise wednesday and tips off at 6 you can stream the game on campus insiders. the sacramento kings were playing host to okc tonight hoping to end a 2-game skid.
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================================ 3rd qtr, thunder up 8 scary moment for the kings as demarcus cousins gets the layup but rolls his ankle on the foot of the thunder's serge ibaka...cousins was able to get up and stayed in...he had 35-points 12-rebounds. score: 61-55 thunder ================================ ==== ================================ but the thunder start pulling away on the stat sheet of russell westbrook drives for the final: 131-116 oklahoma city thunder thanks garrett. coming up next-- mike will be back with a last look at your forecast. you're watching channel 2 news, coverage you can
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welcome back. we've got one more quick story for you before mike has a final look at your weather. imagine having your birthday once every four years... if you're born on february 29th -- today's date -- that is exactly the case. ky sisson tells us about a local "leapling."
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his favorite part of his birthday is... no it's not the spiderman theme or even the presents that stand as tall as he is . it's... carter- "february 29." ky- "that's your favorite part? it's the day?" he's a leap year baby-- also called a leapling. carter turns four years old today and is celebrating well, his "second" birthday. but don't call him two.. carter- "i'm 4!" that's right. he is one of about two hundred and five thousand americans born on february 29. leap day is once every four years so the probability of having being born on a leap year is small-- chances are about one in fourteen hundred. most leaplings celebrate on february 28th which is what carter and his family did, but his mom, danielle oliver, has a little something extra planned for his special day. danielle- "we will be taking him surprise cupcakes and ballons to school where the other years we wouldn't normally do that." "i think he just heard you." "i hope not!" by the way danielle is pregnant and the thought of having two leap day babies... ky- "so the odds of you having
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danielle- "i will stand on my head tomorrow if that's about to happen!" her next kid... danielle- "he's due april 20th." is a tax day baby. covering the story, ky sisson, channel 2 news. a very happy fourth birthday to you, carter. mike has a last check of your forecast-- while it may take until the end of the weekend, there are some signs that a more active storm pattern will return to the region. in the short term, the west coast ridge of high pressure will continue to keep us warm and dry, nudging storms too far to the north to give us much chance of getting any water out of them. high temperatures will rise to near 70 degrees tuesday and wednesday before falling back to the low 60s on thursday. late saturday, the ridge finally breaks down to allow the first of what could be several storms to move into the region, with valley rain a decent
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and snow almost a sure bet on sunday. your next newscast is tomorrow morning at 4:30

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